Emperor Mateus (Dissidia) - Final Fantasy 2 / Final Fantasy Dissidia




In my usual style of having a giant fetish for overridingly fabulous villains, I thought cosplaying Sparkle McSparkleface Emperor would be good fun~

I'm... I'm kind of scared of sculpting those crotch faces. And the wing-things. And his giant spikey stick :\

I can hear my wallet weep already...


Freyarule posted on 1 July, 2010 - 10:56

Loxes posted on 3 July, 2010 - 21:50

Clood posted on 3 July, 2010 - 22:04
Yeah, you guys had better be excited <3

Captain_Marvelous posted on 8 July, 2010 - 18:22
Lycra is my favourite material! suits you :)

tousen_218 posted on 10 July, 2010 - 11:02
yaaaay angry knee face ^_^ i wanna see angry crotch face XDD

GAINAX posted on 11 July, 2010 - 18:48
Looking great so far! Good luck with this :|

Clood posted on 12 July, 2010 - 19:03
ryukredapples > I love wearing lycra, but good lord is it a bitch on the sewing machine. Slippery little... >8[ Mr. Sazh > you're gonna have to wait a bit for the crotch monster, I'm afraid ;3 though, thinking of giving it glowing eyes. Hoho... Gainax > I'm going to need it, but thank you~ <3 ... just thought I'd take the opportunity and reveal that I had a bit more than a little fangasm at the sight of your Terra at Expo. Just sayin' >8B *derp derp derp*

GAINAX posted on 12 July, 2010 - 22:38
YEAY! I'm glad someone did! Really looking forward to the Dissidia group now :D We're going to rock!

Sephirayne posted on 20 July, 2010 - 22:34
OMG!!! I can't wait to see this. This is gong to be epic.

Freyarule posted on 30 August, 2010 - 18:00

BladeyCakes posted on 4 September, 2010 - 19:24
This is all looking so amazing *______* Cannot wait to see it finished! It's going to look SO awesome, I'm sure!

Clood posted on 5 September, 2010 - 21:10
Thanks dudes~ I hope it looks good when all put together... D8

Freyarule posted on 10 September, 2010 - 09:14
Florence is adorable <3 :D

Pez posted on 23 September, 2010 - 10:41
*___* Will this be ready for Hyper Japan? I'd love to see it! (and btw which day(s) are you going?)

Clood posted on 23 September, 2010 - 18:11
I will make this ready for Hyper Japan at all costs C8< I'll be there on Saturday in this (... fully ready or not) for sure, though I'm not overly sure about Sunday <3 Depends how much there is to do/how much money I have.

Pez posted on 24 September, 2010 - 10:35
Awesome. :D I'll be there on Saturday as well. Ahahaha I'm quite worried about getting changed there, haven't been to the venue before. Either way this is going to be epic!

Clood posted on 25 September, 2010 - 22:43
Welll, according to Emily there are some massive changing rooms, so they're probably free for you usage but... I can't really carry half this stuff any other way than wearing it. GOING TO BE THE BEST BUS RIDE EVERRRR.

Zelda posted on 25 September, 2010 - 22:50
o. . .m. . g. . . progress is looking so amazing!!! Your so amazing as usual =D

tousen_218 posted on 26 September, 2010 - 18:38
it looks so awesomeeeeeeeeeee <3

Freyarule posted on 26 September, 2010 - 19:53
SQUEEEEEE I cannot wait to see this. IT LOOKS EPIC X3

Jestar posted on 30 September, 2010 - 19:28
coming together nicley

InfiniteJester posted on 30 September, 2010 - 19:39
lookin great so far!

MoonLily posted on 30 September, 2010 - 19:44
Amazing work so far! *_*

goodbyeworld posted on 30 September, 2010 - 19:49

Storme posted on 3 October, 2010 - 10:05
Very epic indeed! Loved the horns especially.

Pez posted on 3 October, 2010 - 10:19
Great to see you yesterday! Loved your costume, seems even more uncomfortable than mine to wear lol. Take care and REMEMBER TO EAT, girl!

Ino posted on 19 June, 2011 - 22:42
Oh wow the Emperor - never thought I'd see someone try this :O You look amazing and fabulous! Wonderful job :D

Manticore posted on 16 September, 2011 - 11:07
I wish I'd seen this in person =(

Sephirayne posted on 5 December, 2012 - 04:27
Looks absolutely amazing.

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Progress Journal

3rd October 2010

Test run complete~! So now I have a month to fix it...

I didn't actually get a photo with everything on - massive derp. To put that into context:

Had somewhere between an awesome and traumatising day at Hyper Japan yesterday, but nevertheless it provided me with some pretty valuable knowledge...

Basically, everything lasted for about an hour or two before the knocking became too much for it and the velcro just kind of... died. I suspect this is largely due to the fact that lycra doesn't seem to like stick on velcro. Stuff fell off, but none of it broke as a result, so fnnngh thank god.

One wing managed to cling on for dear life, but the other had velcro trauma and died, so looks like I'll be adding lead inserts in the front to balance the weight better and it's wing harness time. My staff also kind of snapped in half (which isn't all that surprising, given the clay at the join hadn't actually set the night before and was held together by painted duct tape 8,D). SO, I ended up on stage with things awkwardly hanging on, one wing and the top half of my staff with the other lying somewhere back stage. The photos make me criinnnnge.


Looks like my wig will also need some tlc to return it to its original glory in time for Expo.

At any rate, I can safely say that when it's all on it looks pretty badass.

15th August 2010

On being permanently surrounded by glue, wire and newspaper.

Spent my last free week of summer wrestling with wires to make the shoulder wing shapes. It has... been somewhere between a success and failure. At least, one worked, and the other refuses to. Hurr, well, at least other things have been more cooperative~!

On the material front, cape is pretty much done (though cba to stand up and take a pic of it) sans collar, and my jumpsuit now has sleeves and almost has its gloves attached.

Just started on the gauntlets today, though I figure I'll need to saunter out at some point at get me some more thin, pliable wire as my thicker stuff has decided to act like a jerkface Pokemon that won't stay in its pokeball 8\

I'm kinda debating whether to go with gesso or paperclay for coating/strengthening stuff at the moment. I might go for a healthy mixture of both~

17th July 2010

Time to be really picky~!

Whenever I see Emprawr around, his jumpsuit always seems darker than the material I bought, so I&#039;ll be dyeing it to satisfy my crazy need for nitpicking &lt;3

In other news, I now have giant sheets of styrene for armour coating, wire mesh, wires, spray paint... Now I just need to start the armour properly.
I&#039;m still terrified of the wing things. I don&#039;t even know how I&#039;m going to pull those off :\